Another great cruising moment: I don't know if RCCL still goes to Progreso, but there was a Jeep trip out to a wildlife refuge and the Mayan ruin Xcampo. There were 8 Jeeps, 3 or 4 to a jeep. It was a small ruin, apparently rarely visited. Not nearly the draw of Tumul or Chichen Itza, but way cool and kind of surreal...
I love cruising and have lots of great memories, but I remember on the Alaskan cruise, my sister and I standing out on the balcony while the ship sailed in Prince William Sound and we watched the sun set, at midnight. Long days, perfect for cruising. Cold weather, but we bundled up in the great wool blankets Princess had and enjoyed breakfast on the balcony while sailing in Galcier Bay. Now that my partner has discovered cruising, I will get to enjoy that trip again one of these days.
As Bob Hope used to sing, thanks for the memories. In 1976 my wife and I went on our first cruise - 14 days from Los Angeles to San Juan Puerto Rico on the first Island Princess. What is still unforgettable to me, is the first time I walked out on deck during our first day at sea. To see the sun, the sky and the ocean for the first time out at sea. I was simply stunned by the beauty of it all. Since then of course there have been many wonderful times on cruises, but seeing "the sea" like it was on that first morning, unforgettable.
I guess one of my most vivid memories was on our first cruise on RCL's Song of America and sailing out of Puerto Rico. We rocked and rolled the whole first evening and thought, "will we ever want to sail again", there is magic there as we did not let this curb our appeal for the sea. From the smallest to one of the largest ship; Explorer 4/8/07. Can't wait to do the rock and roll !!